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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,329Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1520

$2.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1520

786 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in New York
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

17% of this provider’s 786 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

10% of this provider’s 773 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

5% of this provider’s 786 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

44% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$132 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$2.61M

2012

$2.54M

2013

$2.8M

2014

$2.67M

2015

Number of Claims

19,983

2012

20,647

2013

20,913

2014

20,329

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

848

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

848

prescriptions.

197

patients, 25% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

762

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

182

patients, 23% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

729

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

724

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

707

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

4 31
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

596

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

5 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

591

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

Valsartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

8 27
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

9 39
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

10 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

11 10
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

12 13
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

13 16
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

14 44
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

15 51
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

16 4
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

17 50
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

18 12
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

19 99
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

20 143
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

21 28
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

22 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

23 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

24 69
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN

This combination of medicin... +

This combination of medicines are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

10 25 161
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

26 35
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

27 84
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

28 18
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

29 87
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (change of life; end of menstrual periods). Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

30 90
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

31 20
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

32 76
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

32 21
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

34 70
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

35 207
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

36 127
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

37 85
COLCHICINE

Prevent or treat attacks of... +

Prevent or treat attacks of gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

38 237
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 176
EXFORGE HCT 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

10 40 278
PROLIA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

41 248
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

42 168
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

43 11
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

44 175
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

44 26
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

46 96
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

47 86
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

10 48 257
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 29
EXFORGE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

10 50 296
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

51 138
MULTAQ

Treats heart rhythm problem... +

Treats heart rhythm problems in patients who have a history of atrial fibrillation. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 83
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 112
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

R 53 47
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

55 8
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 140
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 24
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

57 52
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

59 114
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

A 60 61
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

60 94
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure after a heart attack. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

63 14
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 7
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 132
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 164
FINASTERIDE

Treats an enlarged prostate... +

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 79
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

67 68
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 37
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 128
NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

72 253
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

72 144
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

72 71
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 149
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 113
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

R 75 33
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 153
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 32
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 41
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

79 190
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O 82 121
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

82 72
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 189
LOVAZA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

85 259
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

86 255
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

Treats problems caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 356
FENOFIBRIC ACID*

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 163
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 89 30
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

89 271
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 19
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

91 73
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

93 151
TRIBENZOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 93 116
TELMISARTAN

Telmisartan is used alone o... +

Telmisartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 93 155
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

93 184
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Nov. 5, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.